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So here it is, after weeks of waiting
Posted July 26, 2005
I like it!
And here come the vital statistics:
And it feels good. It's a bit of a weird feeling - it rides almost as long as my 1065 Koxx, but the head angle is waaaay steeper so the front end is really sharp. Nice on the front wheel, but a bit "jumpy" for wheelswaps and the like. Nothing I won't get used to though. The overall shortness makes it nice and flicky too.
Overall very pleased. Might put a shorter stem on it to make it a bit shorter for a more streety ride, but I'm happy how it is
what bars are you running??
thats f**king mint
Gah it needs pashleys and a vee tomm
Posted July 27, 2005
Easton EA50's for the bars. Race Face Progidy stem.
The other bits you can't see are CK rear and Hope front hubs. Atomlab DHR rim on the front, RhynoLite on the back. And the seat is an old Orange one I've had lying in my garage for about 5 years, off an XC bike originally
Oh, and 26" tubes because I couldn't be bothered buying new tubes
Looking sweeeeeeeeet. What's the tensioner?
"Want that one"
Very nice! *JEALOUS!!!*
Glad your pleased with it after the wait!
I might be mistaken Dave (sorry if I am) but it could be the Leeson K.I.S.S.S tensioner, see http://www.leesonbikes.co.uk/parts.html.
Yeah, that's right. Keep It Simple Single Speed (Tensioner). As far as I can tell, it works really nicely. It is possible to overtighten the chain tension (So the cranks won't spin), so it's not like one of these fixed tensioners that loses all tension after 10 minutes... It's good. Like everything on that bike. Except the back tyre which I may have to change already
Posted July 28, 2005
What forks are them? think you need some better looking ones like a pair or leeson or pashleys !
I was waiting for that. They are Echo Urban forks, and they work better than anything else really. So I don't think I need different forks really...
Thats a really nice bike Tomm. Also is that a lesson machined bash guard as well ? Could you run a KMC kool fat chain on it ?
Yeah well spotted! Clive machined it for me when he did the bike. He sold me the cranks, and machined them so that the KMC (wide) would fit, and took a bit off the outside for the 20t (Rather than the 22t). He even machined my spacers on the back down to get a perfect chainline. If that ain't service I don't know what is!
Tom, that is the sex, catch me on msn, need to talk
Posted July 29, 2005
sexy as f**k.
id get forks same colour as frame and a vee or maggy upfront.
but very very nice bike ...
Posted September 4, 2005
hey tom, you know i like your bike, even if the wheels are too small. super light which really suprised me. rides lovely.
Posted November 4, 2005
And now it's been stolen :'(
Posted November 7, 2005
oh my god tom, i loved your bike aswell!! :(
I didnt know it had been nicked, when was this?
Posted December 16, 2005
Er about a month ago, around the 8th November I think it was. Came in in the night :(
Posted December 19, 2005
Posted January 14, 2006
no it wasnt :P
I posted that 1 day before the 8th :P